May 28 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Grilled tuna steak with caponata

Serves 6 Ingredients 10 peppers (5 red, 5 yellow) diced 2 courgettes diced 150g raisins 1 litre water 100g pine nuts 6 portions of tuna steak (160g each preferably) 50g of honey 10ml of white wine vinegar Salt and pepper to season 30ml extra virgin olive oil Method 1. Soak the raisins in water for 30 minutes and then strain. 2. Heat 15ml olive oil in one pan and add the diced peppers; heat the remaining 15 ml of olive oil in a separate pan and add courgettes — cook both slowly....

May 14 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Blythe’s blueberry muffins

Makes 12 Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 2 eggs (preferably organic) ½ cup whole milk 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour ¾ cup plus 1 tsp sugar, divided 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 2½ cups fresh blueberries Method 1. Heat oven to 375C. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Whisk butter, eggs and milk in a bowl. Combine flour, the ¾ cup sugar, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold...

May 04 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Pippa Middleton’s full English frittata

Serves 8 (makes 2 frittatas) Ingredients 4 tbsp olive oil 6 sausages, cut into chunks 12 slices streaky bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces 400g baby Portobello or small flat mushrooms, halved 16 cherry tomatoes, halved 16 free-range eggs Salt and freshly ground black pepper 150g cheddar, grated Method 1. Preheat the grill to high. 2. Divide the oil between two 26cm oven-proof frying pans and heat, then divide the sausages between the pans. 3. Sauté for a few minutes to colour...

Apr 24 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Hipster chilli

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 100g chorizo 500g minced/ground beef 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp brown sugar 1 x 400g tin of tomatoes 300ml beef stock/bouillon 2 x 450g tins of haricot/navy beans, rinsed Tortillas, coriander/cilantro, crème fraîche and lime wedges, to serve Method 1. Heat a little oil over a low heat, and throw in the chorizo. Let it cook a little...

Apr 10 2014
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Sunday night pesto

Serves 4 Ingredients About 30g leaves/herbs 40g grated Parmesan cheese ½ garlic clove, crushed 40g nuts, lightly toasted Pinch of salt Grind of pepper 75ml extra-virgin olive oil Squeeze of lemon (optional) Method 1. Place the herbs, grated cheese, crushed garlic and the nuts (cooled, after their toasting) in a food processor. Whizz up, season and add the oil. Taste. Add more of what you fancy, and a squirt of lemon juice. 2. This will keep for a couple of weeks in a lidded jar...

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